Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Rebuilding ones portable collection, part II

To join the new Card with the Kansas albums I added a number of albums by similar artists.
Journey were I band I liked but whose style evolved very much  from their early more prog/jazz rock side to full blown so-called adult orientated rock during the 1980's with songs like Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin', Don't Stop Believin' and Separate ways.

Chicago are a 'guilty secret' with me and I chose the original CBS/Columbia Greatest hits  for their 1970-75 hits and the above European compilation for the late 70's and 80's taking in  songs like Hard Habit To Break and If You Need Me Now.
The album in it's original form most who had a cd player in the mid 80's bought for it, Dire Straits defies easy categorization and I put this and all the previous albums on to the card.
I love their musicianship.
Hello Again! This was the very good specialty remaster from early 2009 of their 1984 top selling album and joined everything from The Cars (1978) to  1987's Door To Door taking in Candy-O and Panorama.
Elton's beyond categorizing but is responsible for a large number of unforgettable songs  so all his 1969-1984 albums including Goodbye Yellow Brick Road were added with some later choice titles such as The Captain and The Kid.
Styx was a staple of mine during the 70's and early 80's (Mr. Roberto anyone?) so they just had to added to the contents.
And in this batch of copying, in in lossless (44.1/16) all 8 studio Roxy Music albums and the compilation from 2012's Roxy Music box set. Prairie Rose anyone?

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